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This spare, dreamlike first novel comes festooned with blurbs from the likes of Ruth Rendell and Iris Murdoch, and no wonder, for it's an unforgettable tale of sexual obsession and its calamitous consequences.

And to watch those trapped by genius forced to sacrifice themselves, and those trapped by talent to emulate them. I have read all of her five novels and eagerly awaited the next one when by chance learned of her death. One can visualise it as if it were a long fox-tail she wore elegantly and defiantly through all her adult life.She was a Director of Haymarket Publishing and founded Gallery Poets before going on to produce a number of West End plays.

Those who are lucky enough to find it ease like water over a stone, onto its fluid contours, and are home. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.But his life lacks passion, and his aching emptiness drives him to an all-consuming, and ultimately catastrophic, relationship with his son’s fiancée. Those who are lucky enough to find it ease like water over stone, onto its fluid contours, and are home. Thanks only to the encouragements of her editor that the novel was finished as it was probably intended from the beginning. There are so many themes and analogies in this book, it’s difficult to know where to begin… Actually, can you move past the fact that Stephen is sleeping with his son’s girlfriend? The books featured on this site are aimed primarily at readers aged 13 or above and therefore you must be 13 years or over to sign up to our newsletter.

Knowing cats, a lifetime of cats, what is left is a sediment of sorrow quite different from that due to humans: compounded of pain for their helplessness, of guilt on behalf of us all. Sometimes they simply shift the ground under me, so that I stand on different earth, and something or someone has been swallowed up. A second screen adaptation has been released in April 2023 as a four-part limited series for Netflix, under the title Obsession.Instead of being ours to mould and shape after our best knowledge and endeavour, they are themselves. Anna immediately acknowledges the erotic bond between them, and the two begin a frenzied affair, its moral complications exacerbated by the fact that Anna is the narrator's son's fiancee. This treasure trove of letters, stories, essays, poems, selections from diaries and journals, and excerpts from novels covers WW II from seemingly every conceivable angle. There are those born in rolling countryside who are really only at ease in the intense and busy loneliness of the city. This amazing short book is a profound essay not so much on the theme of “erotic obsession” as the author claims, but on the very nature of human attachment and the obsession with fusion with the other.

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